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The PORTAL Literature Scan for March

Every month, our friends at the Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL) - part of a collaboration between Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital - publish a great list of the best and most interesting studies, policy analyses, and editorials about regulation, therapeutics, and law. Below, we're featuring one in particular co-authored by George Consortium member Lainie Rutkow. You can find the rest of this month's list here:  https://www.portalresearch.org/literature-scan.html

Impact of Florida's prescription drug monitoring program and pill mill law on high-risk patients: A comparative interrupted time series analysis.    
Chang HY, Murimi I, Faul M, Rutkow L, Alexander GC.  
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print] 
Compared with Georgia, Florida's prescription drug monitoring program and pill mill law were associated with large relative reductions in prescription opioid utilization among high-risk patients... Read More